National Bank of Oman joins Khibrat initiative to support Omani youth

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Oman’s first local bank National Bank of Oman (NBO) has joined an initiative known as Khibrat, with an intention to provide job training for 60 youth in the region.

Khibrat, organized by the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Youth, provides a five-day intensive workshop that focuses on teaching employability skills and works ethics to Omani youth. NBO hosted the final session of the workshop in Muscat, providing the best opportunities for the youth.

The bank will fund the candidates for on-the-job training in the private sector for 12 months, after the completion of the workshop. It is the latest youth-centered initiative launched by NBO to help the youth of Oman and foster national power.

Hassan Abdul Amir Shaban
Hassan Abdul Amir Shaban
General Manager & Chief Government Banking Officer

“NBO has always had a strong commitment to the younger generation and through our many initiatives, we aim to equip them with the tools they need to get ahead as they embark on their working lives. By joining hands with key agents in the public and private sectors we ensure that even more people can benefit. The Khibrat program will offer the candidates a unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals and gain important knowledge on the workplace that will help them build successful careers and contribute to their community and the overall economic and social development of the Sultanate.”

NBO is always looking for ways to connect with the young people of Oman while encouraging a culture of talent, and it has launched several initiatives such as Youth Awards, the Hackathon, and a recent partnership with Outward Bound Oman for the welfare of Omani youth. And, also the bank provides a variety of innovative products and services designed with the unique needs of young people in mind.